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Asparagus, Apple and Chicken Salad

 Asparagus, Apple and Chicken Salad
This cool, colorful salad is a palate-pleaser. Apples and asparagus seem an unlikely match, but they form a terrific trio with chicken. I make this salad quite often while asparagus is in season. — Nancy Horsburgh, Everett, Ontario
3 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cut fresh asparagus (1-inch pieces)
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup cubed cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup diced apple
  • 2 cups torn mixed greens

Directions

  • Place asparagus in a small saucepan and cover with 1/2 in. of water.
  • Bring to a boil. Cover and cook for 3-5 minutes or until
  • crisp-tender; drain and cool.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the vinegar, oil, honey, parsley, salt and
  • pepper. Stir in the chicken, apple and asparagus; toss to coat.
  • Serve over greens. Yield: 3 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 214 calories, 13 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 445 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 15 g protein.

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Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.